Worship Services

Pianist: Arun Muthiah* Sheldon Lee**
Organist: Joyce Rapp
Song Leaders: Eliyah Sprenkle* Denise Templeton**
Platform Elder: Dean Clayton
Lead Deacon: Daryl Basarte

Songs of Praise: #633 When We All Get To Heaven*, Family of God
Welcome/Announcements & Invocation: Dean Clayton
Opening Hymn: #655 Happy The Home
Offering (Pine Springs Ranch) & Prayer: Dean Clayton
Offertory: Lord Bless Our Home by Vocal Youth Quintet
Children’s Story: Anique Augustus
Scripture: (Joshua 24:15)
Prayer song: Our Dear Father Hear Our Prayer
Special Music: As For Me and My House by Family Choir**
Sermon: Desperate Households by Elder Cecil Smith
Appeal Song

*8:30 am service **11:00 am service

Sabbath School Classes

Classes begin at 9:45 am

Children’s Classes

  • Cradle Roll (Ages 0-3 in the Cradle Roll room)

  • Kindergarten (Ages 4-6 in the Kindergarten room)

  • Primary (Ages 7-9 in the Primary room)

  • Juniors (Ages 10-12 in the Junior room)

  • Earliteens (Ages 13-15 in the Earliteen room)

Youth and Young Adult Classes

  • Youth (Ages 15-18 in front of the youth room)

  • Young Adult (Ages 18-35 Upstairs in the multi-purpose building)

Adult Classes

  • Adult Lesson Study (Sanctuary Front with Bevan Geslani, Roy Fargo, Trent Logan, David Park, and Rodney Bowes)

  • Adult Lesson Study (Room behind the piano with Dean Clayton, Doug Yowell, and Chris Noble)

  • Adult Lesson Study (Room Behind the Organ with Jun Cruz, Dave Smith, and Sandy DeSenna)

  • Great Controversy class (Fellowship hall and Zoom with Pastor John Anderson)

  • Spirit of Prophecy class studying Great Controversy (Pathfinder room with Elder Gary Strunk, Tim Chapman, and Stephanie Griffin)

  • Foundations class (In the homeschool co-op room with Vladimir Zaninovic, Miller and Jeannine Mendes, John and Dona Irlam and Akinlolu Jegede)

Online Only

  • Adult Sabbath School Lesson “The Rhythms of Rest” (YouTube)

Afternoon Activities

2:30 pm – Evangelism Class and Community Outreach

7:20 pm – Sunset

Church Announcements

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We are sad to announce the passing of Bob Smith, the father of David Smith. There will be a memorial service on Sabbath afternoon, September 11 at 3 PM in the sanctuary.

Parking – to avoid congestion we are requesting people to enter using the North entrance (the one by the church sign) and exit using the south gate. To alleviate crowding of our parking lot we also request our members who are willing and able to walk to use the Faith Chapel parking lot (entrance on Agate).

Adult Sabbath Schools – We have started another adult lesson quarterly class behind the organ. We also have a Foundations Class (studying the major teachings/doctrines of the Bible) in the co-op classroom.

Evangelism Training: Do you want to have more confidence in sharing your faith with others? When you enroll in this 12-week course, you will learn practical skills on how to win people for Christ. You will learn how to engage people in meaningful conversations and to transition naturally into spiritual topics. You will discover simple and effective means to easily find Bible study interests. You will learn how to write your own Bible study, how to give it, how to answer tough questions, and how to lead someone to make decisions for Christ. You will learn how to close the proverbial back door of the church by helping new members become active disciples for Jesus. Sign up today at http://mentonechurch.org/evangelism

Ride Needed – An elderly couple living in Yucaipa is looking for a ride to church on Sabbaths. Contact the church office by email or text if you are able to help.

Vaccine exemption waiver – if you have a religious conviction that would result in your conscience being violated by taking the vaccine please contact Pastor John Anderson and he provide a letter.

Meal Trains: thank you for helping these families!
Goulbourne’sclick here
Wayne Blowersclick here
Meyer’s click here
Geeg Betcher

Transfers into Mentone (1st Reading):

Justin Smith from Loma Linda University Church, Loma Linda CA
Bonita Van Kooten from Yucaipa SDA church, Yucaipa CA
Marie & Karl McCalla from Campus Hill SDA church, Loma Linda CA

Transfer requests – Have you been attending Mentone for a while and feel impressed to join our church family? Please do so by filling out our online transfer request form or using a connect card. Please note that it normally takes 2 to 3 months for transfers to come through after they are submitted. If it has been longer than this please contact our church clerk, Oxana, by emailing oxanateppoe@yahoo.com.

AFM Matching Fund – The last date for AFM matching donations will be September 4, 2021. Please give online or mark your offering envelope “AFM Matching Fund.”

Upcoming Events

Mentone Church Will be hosting DivorceCare on Thursdays from September 9-December 9, 2021. The meeting will be 2 hours in duration, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30pm. DivorceCare is a Christian based program which aims to support and encourage those who are currently and have gone through separation and or divorce. There will be informational meeting following the 11:00 am service today in the fellowship hall. For additional information contact Rick and Cheryl Craven at the following number:909 435-5675 to register. You may also contact Cecil Templeton at 909 316-9676.

Silence No More Seminar: Join us on Sabbath afternoon, September 4 at 2:30 pm as Stephanie Bowers Griffin shares her testimony and the dangers of spiritual formation.

The Mentone Mustangs, our Adventurer and Pathfinder Clubs will meet in-person again this year after the COVID hiatus. Please pre-register your child today. The age levels are: Adventurers, 3 – 9 years; Pathfinders, Ages 10 – 16; Master Guides, Ages 16 years plus. There will be separate tables outside the church for pre-registering your children. Parents and other adult church members, may also sign up to become Pathfinder volunteers/leaders/counselors. There is a place for you. All parents and children, if you have a uniform that does not fit your child, please bring it to the Pathfinder room with your name, sizes and suggested cost on the package. Another parent may buy it from you. Or you may donate for children who cannot afford to purchase a uniform. If you are interested in helping and/or joining Adventurers, please contact Samuel Wong by phone or text 909-282-7447.

Child Guidance Study Group. Are you a mother/parent seeking to raise your child in the love and fear of God? You are invited to join our Child Guidance Study Group on WhatsApp! Beginning in September, the group will read/study through the book Child Guidance by EGW over the course of the 2021-2022 school year. This book is a necessity, a gem of practical child-rearing wisdom essential for the days in which we live. The reading schedule is provided, with optional opportunity to join the weekly group studies available on Monday evenings @ 7 pm via Zoom. To join, please message Linnea Buchheim @ 209-484-9015

Small Groups – we have started several small groups. See our small group page for more information.

We believe in prayer! Join us by phone or computer EVERY DAY of the week at various times (see events for the full schedule). Join our WhatsApp prayer chain as well.

Wednesday night prayer meeting is now meeting IN PERSON at 7pm on Wednesday evenings in the multipurpose room. You can also join by zoom, YouTube, and Facebook.


as of August 19, 2021

Church Budget: $157,979.62 (needed $152,204.31) over $5,775.31
10/40 Missions (GodPods for Siberia): $12,671.56
10/40 Missions (Bible Study Guides in Languages in the Euro Asia Division): $11,973
10/40 Missions (Mission School in Kazakhstan): $11,973

AFM Matching 100K Fund:

Tithes and offerings – You can remit them online or by sending your envelope to:
Mentone Seventh-day Adventist Church
PO Box 127
Mentone, CA 92359